Category Archives: guidelines

Kidneys. How important are they?

Kidneys.  How important are they?  REALLY IMPORTANT.  I have told my kids that the organs that I think are most importance… in order of importance is the brain, then heart, then the kidney. Kidney disease affects 47 million people in … Continue reading

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There is a new shingles vaccine in town… and it’s great!

Theres a new shingles vaccine in town… and it’s great!  The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)– the guru organization regarding immunizations– has just voted to recommend preferential use of a NEW shingles vaccine (Shingrix) instead of the currently available … Continue reading

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Here come some new medical guidelines…

The United States Preventive Services Task Force, USPSTF, is an independent panel of experts in primary care and prevention that systematically reviews medical evidence and develops recommendations. At times, the USPSTF seems conservative, but overall gives worthwhile advice. Some of … Continue reading

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